Statins are the main cholesterol medications, and one in every 4 Americans over 45 is taking it. Therefore, it is a 30-billion dollars worth industry, but unfortunately, these drugs cause numerous side-effects, such as anemia, acidosis, chronic fatigue, liver dysfunction, Parkinson’s, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, thyroid disruption, and cancer.
Justin Smith made a movie “$29 Billion Reasons to Lie About Cholesterol”, in which he reported:
“Between 1994 and 2006 men who were between the ages of 65 and 74 and were dealing with increased levels of cholesterol, have decreased it from 87% to 54%, but also that very same group started to experience heart diseases, and the rate of the coronary heart disease was still the same. There were other groups also where people with high cholesterol decreased and the rate of heart disease was increased.”
Researchers have found that cholesterol medications raise the cancer risk, and according to a 1996 report in the Journal of the American Medical Association:
“The use of the lipid-lowering drugs (statins and fibrates) was only increasing the risk of cancer in rodents, there were a few cases where at a certain level of animal exposure to those that were prescribed to people. There were some careful postmarketing surveillance and long-term clinical trials that were needed in the next few decades to see if the drugs that are prescribed to lower the cholesterol levels are actually the ones that trigger cancer in people. During the researches, it was quickly found that both in humans and animals, these lipid-lowering drugs should not be used, especially the statins and fibrates, in patients that were at high risk of coronary heart disease.”
The use of these drugs can seriously harm health since they:
- Raise the risk of chronic inflammation, weaken the immune system, and elevate blood sugar
- Statins lower the testosterone levels in men
- Statins can lead to memory problems, anxiety, depression, and neurological damage.
- They cause side-effects such as anemia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, thyroid disruption, chronic fatigue, and neuropathy.
Moreover, cholesterol is needed in the body, for the optimal hormone production and a proper function of the brain.
According to Dr. Stephen Sinatra, a prominent expert in the field of natural cardiology and board-certified cardiologist:
“It is a fact that our body needs cholesterol. When we look at the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial (MRFIT) study, in which for 13 years more than 180,000 men were looked at, men who had cholesterol of 180 had more hemorrhagic strokes than the ones that had about 330. If we are looking at the number correctly, then the higher the cholesterol number is, the less we are at risk of a hemorrhagic stroke.
We are in need of cholesterol for many reasons, we need it for our sex hormones, for our adrenal hormones, for our skin go activate the D3 vitamin from sunlight, for lubrication, our brain needs it for the neurotransmitter function, etc. It is no wonder then the LDL levels are too low, that some patients are experiencing pre-Alzheimer’s symptoms or memory issues, or sometimes global amnesia, which is losing all memory.”
The natural way to lower cholesterol is to follow a healthy diet, and exercise regularly. Dr. Aseem Malhotra, reported:
“As you can see clearly, the healthy lifestyle, the healthy habits will provide far better results than the medications, that are also effective but come with a much higher cost and many negative side-effects!”
Additionally, Sir Richard Thompson, the former president of the Royal College of Physicians and the Queen’s former personal physician, claims:
“The theory that seduces everyone where the diet and the cholesterol in our blood is the enemy must be avoided because actually the intake of sugar is the main thing and has a much bigger influence in cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity. It is definitely time to put our finger on our head and think a little and make a few changes in our diets. So, you should turn to a much healthier diet, for example, a Mediterranean diet and more physical activity, which is much cheaper and safer than the drugs.”
According to the Mayo Clinic, “a few changes in your diet can reduce cholesterol and improve your heart health:
- Reduce saturated fats. Saturated fats, found primarily in red meat and full-fat dairy products, raise your total cholesterol. Decreasing your consumption of saturated fats can reduce your low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol — the “bad” cholesterol.
- Eliminate trans fats. Trans fats, sometimes listed on food labels as “partially hydrogenated vegetable oil,” are often used in margarines and store-bought cookies, crackers and cakes. Trans fats raise overall cholesterol levels. The Food and Drug Administration has banned the use of partially hydrogenated vegetable oils by Jan. 1, 2021.
- Eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids don’t affect LDL cholesterol. But they have other heart-healthy benefits, including reducing blood pressure. Foods with omega-3 fatty acids include salmon, mackerel, herring, walnuts, and flaxseeds.
- Increase soluble fiber. Soluble fiber can reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream. Soluble fiber is found in such foods as oatmeal, kidney beans, Brussels sprouts, apples, and pears.
- Add whey protein. Whey protein, which is found in dairy products, may account for many of the health benefits attributed to dairy. Studies have shown that whey protein given as a supplement lowers both LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol as well as blood pressure.”
The best two foods that will help you lower cholesterol levels include wheatgrass and avocados.
In order to detoxify the system, lower blood pressure, and reduce the total and LDL cholesterol levels, it would be beneficial to take a tablespoon of wheatgrass daily. Also, avocados are full of nutrients that will help you regulate cholesterol levels. Health Reports:
“In a study performed in the Pennsylvania State University Study, the participants were put on moderate-fat or low-fat diets, without or with avocado. The low-fat diet was able to reduce the LDL by 7 mg/dL, while the moderate fat diet produced even better results that nobody expected: The ones that didn’t eat avocados had 8 mg/dL reduced LDL, and the ones that consumed avocados had 14 mg/dL reduction in LDL.”
Furthermore, Very Well Health suggests a few nutritional supplements to help you lower cholesterol:
“Niacin, also called vitamin B3, is used to lower cholesterol. Specifically, it appears niacin lowers LDL cholesterol and triglycerides and raises “good” HDL cholesterol. Niacin also appears to significantly lower levels for another risk factor for atherosclerosis, lipoprotein A. Niacin is available in prescription form and as a dietary supplement. The American Heart Association cautions patients to only use the prescription form of niacin. “
Additionally, “there is some research suggesting that artichoke leaf extract (Cynara scolymnus) may help to lower cholesterol. Artichoke leaf extract may work by limiting the synthesis of cholesterol in the body. Artichokes also contain a compound called cynarine, believed to increase bile production in the liver and speed the flow of bile from the gallbladder, both of which may increase cholesterol excretion.”